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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: A social distancing reminder sign is held as models dressed as Julius Caesar and Cleopatra pose for photos at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip as the property opens for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on June 4, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hotel-casinos throughout the state are opening today as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Nevada’s statewide daily positivity rate for COVID-19 is on an upward trend after a steady decline over the past month. A recent surge in Washoe County and smaller gains in new cases are being reported elsewhere in the tourism-dependent state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 13.2%. Health officials say the increase was likely spurred by increased exposures at social gatherings during the Labor Day weekend. Nevada’s seven-day moving average for its daily positivity rate climbed to 8.6% on Wednesday. In Clark County it was 11% and in Washoe County 6.9%. The goal set by the World Health Organization is 5%.